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How do I view my clipboard history on OS X?

How do I view my clipboard history on OS X?

I am often copying and pasting various tidbits of information, and then forgetting to save it. I would copy something else and lose what I had in the clipboard before.

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Guest [Entry]

"There's a multitude of applications that do this, but no built-in one.

FlyCut, an open source fork of Jumpcut

Jumpcut

Open source and free.
Even simpler.
Install via: brew cask install jumpcut.

Flycut (Mac App Store link)

A fork of Jumpcut with a few added features
Free in the Mac App Store
Install via: brew cask install flycut.

Copy 'em Paste

A paid, but simpler and cheaper alternative. Tries to exactly one thing well.

Alfred Powerpack

Another paid alternative, with great clipboard history management as part of its pack. See Dan Udeys answer.

Clyppan

Used to be open source, then closed source and available in the Mac App Store (for approx. £2), but is now no longer available for download.
Simple."
Guest [Entry]

"The best I've found is Alfred, which has a phenomenal clipboard history functionality as part of its ($15) Powerpack. Among its features:

Clearing history by time (e.g. 'keep only 7 days')
Ignore apps (so text copied from Keychain, 1password, etc. isn't saved to the history)
Snippets (for commonly pasted text)
Clipboard merging (merge the current clipboard item with the previous)
Max clipboard size (up to 'unlimited')

I bought it for other reasons, but I use the clipboard history every few minutes throughout my day, so for $15 it was a pretty big win."
Guest [Entry]

"I've tried them all and the best experience and best ongoing support has been from LaunchBar.

Best feature: 40-item clipboard history. It makes writing code so much easier."
"I've tried them all and the best experience and best ongoing support has been from LaunchBar.

Best feature: 40-item clipboard history. It makes writing code so much easier."
Guest [Entry]

"I wrote CmdVees to scratch my own itch.

It works like a stack. You can copy several items in sequence (like any clipboard manager) but when you hit Cmd-v, the pasted item is removed from the stack. LIFO. It may sounds weird, I guess it depends on how your brain works. For me is very natural.

It can be configured to work like a queue, FIFO, for the other brain model.

Also, it splits entries in history by time, hiding older items in a submenu:

To be honest I don't use the menu more than once in a while.

It has other goodies like joining items or swap top of the stack with selection.

It's a commercial app but feel free to ask me for a license if you fall in love with the trial and you can't afford it."
Guest [Entry]

Alfred's Powerpack let's you view your clipboard history for up to three months! It's not free but well worth it as it is a launcher (among other things) which is actively under development.